William L. Mellencamp
- January 29, 1937 - February 4, 2012
- Greenwood, Indiana
of William 's Passing
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“Charlie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
1 of 27 | Posted by: Charlotte Pitts - Greenwood, IN
“I worked with Bill for many years on the staff at Greenwood HS, and he was a hard working, conscientious man who was about helping others. I can...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Farley - Greenwood
“I am sorry to say that I cannot attend the funeral due to a sick child.
Bill Mellencamp should have the very best attendance at the celebration of...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Wimmer - Greenwood, IN
“I met Bill at Greenwood High School. Math was my favorite course. It still is. I was saddened to hear on the news of his and his wife's accident...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Greg Williams - Indianapolis, IN
“Our thoughts are with the Mellencamp family during such a sad time.
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5 of 27 | Posted by: Donna McIver - Greenwood, IN
“I met Bill as a Purdue freshman in 1957. I was pledging Beta Sigma Psi (Lutheran Social Fraternity) and Bill was an active. Bill left Purdue after...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Arthur J. Kuntz - Saluda, NC
“Mark, Phil, and Paula, So very Sorry about your Dad and your Mom, I had your dad for math, I also was fortunate to have them as great neighbors...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Tina (tTinkle) Lamberth - IN
“Bill Mellencamp was my math teacher MANY years ago at Greenwood. He was a kind and caring man. Several years after I was married we lived on W...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Anita (Steffen) Carter - IN
“I had Bill for an 'intro to computer programming' class in 87/88. I remember him as a very kind and gentle person. I am very sorry to hear of his...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Smart - Lafayette, IN
“mark,my name is paul wire.shari krutulis is my daughter and i had your sons at my house to view a mma event and enjoyed the evening.my thoughts...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: paul wire - indianapolis, IN
“There are no words for your loss. To know that they inspired so many people is so reassuring and hopeful at this time. All though I didn't know them,...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Selena Campbell - Greenwood, IN
“To Paula, Mark, and Phil, Charles and Betty,
I'm so very sorry for the loss of Bill and Sharlene. I did not know your mother, but I remember Mr....Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Miller Harris - IN
“To Paula, Mark, & Philip,
I had your Dad for Algebra I & II and Eight grade Math. I respected your Dad , I always thought he was a...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Arita Westlake Fehlinger - IN
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your brothers. Peace be with you and your family
Patti & Pete Lux
14 of 27 | Posted by: Patti Lux-Matthews - IN
“We will miss Bill as well as Sharlene. They were a wonderful example to all us. We appreciated and will always remember their serving consistently...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Ellen Westlake - Greenwood, IN
I was reading the INDIANAPOLIS STAR today and saw your father's obituary. I taught with your father at Greenwood High School. ...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Kaye Wright Hunteman - IN
“You were a good teacher, and a great man. Thanks for all you did for me in High School.
17 of 27 | Posted by: Jason Thees - Greenwood, IN
“My heart and prayers go out to the entire family for the long difficult month that is now behind them. This will be such a huge loss to the...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Carol (Howe) Tolbert, Greenwood HS Class of 1971 - IN
“Prayers and hugs to the Mellencamp family for yet another tragic loss.
19 of 27 | Posted by: Vickie Heckman - IN
“Thanking God for the kind of man who embodied the 'salt of the earth', who made a difference in thousands of lives, a major influence of grace...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Richardson - FL
“To my dearest cousins, Paula, Mark, and Philip,
My prayers go up to our gracious Lord for all of you. I know this is a very difficult time for you...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Marcia D. (Bourne) Kern - KY
“I knew Bill and Sharlene at FC. More importantly my parents (Boyd and Euncie B)etts were their neighbors on Euclid AV. (440). They were good...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jane Betts - Bonita Springs, FL
“Bill Mellencamp was my math teacher most of my high school years. (I graduated in 1971). I will never forget him as he was always above reproach and...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Norton - Greenwood, IN
“My mother had Mr. Mellencamp as her math teacher in high school. I had him as a substitute teacher several times in high school as well. He was very...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Desirae Fear - Franklin, IN
“William Mellencamp was my math teacher. I graduated in 1966 from Greenwood. He was one of my favorite teachers and I will always remember him. (In...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Karen (Logsdon) Taylor - IN
“Thank you for your life Mr. Mellencamp. You were an inspiring teacher and person. Peace to all...
26 of 27 | Posted by: Wendy Bartley McCarrel - IN
“All who knew Mr. Mellencamp appreciated the dedication with which he taught us. Through the years, he influenced many young minds in a very positive...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Lee Folger - Indianapolis, IN
William "Bill" Mellencamp, 75, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 4, 2012. He was a longtime Greenwood resident.
He was born January 29, 1937 in Cortland, IN to Edwin and Irene (Rucker) Mellencamp. He married his wife, Sharlene, on July 23, 1960. Survivors two sons, Mark W. (Michelle) Mellencamp of Greenwood and Philip L. (Michal) Mellencamp of Whitestown; one daughter, Paula (Larry) Hauch of Greenwood; one brother, Charles E. (Betty) Mellencamp of Greenwood; and twelve grandchildren, Kayli Mellencamp, Madison Mellencamp, Connor Mellencamp, Alaric Gough, Shelby Overstreet, Kagan Mellencamp, Alex Campbell, Cassy Mellencamp, A.J. Valle, Ari Valle, Pam Ditchley and Melanie Hauch.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharlene Chowning Mellencamp, on January 6, 2012.
Bill graduated from Cortland High School in Jackson County. He later earned his Bachelors degree in Education at Franklin College, and his Masters degree in Education from Purdue University.
Bill touched many lives in the community as a teacher for many years. He retired from Greenwood Community Schools, where he taught math at the high school for many years. He was a long time chairman of the math department. He later assisted many area schools, including Greenwood Christian Academy and Center Grove Schools.
He was a member of the Community Church of Greenwood, where he was an active choir member and a Potpourri Players member. Sharlene and Bill traveled on many missions trips with the church. He was a former member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Over the years, he supported OMS, African Leadership, World Vision, and World Gospel Missions. He also was a a volunteer at The Refuge and Wheeler Mission.
Bill was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Greenwood, of which he was a long time active member and Past President. He spent many efforts over the years assisting in the planning of its Travelogue series.
Calling hours will be from 4-8 PM, Friday, February 17, at the Community Church of Greenwood, 1477 W. Main Street. Rev. Steve Czajkowski will officiate a Celebration of Life service at 10 AM Saturday, February 18 at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Greenwood, c/o Tom Anthony, 825 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142; or to the Riley's Children's Hospital, 699 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119.
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February 17, 2012
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Church of Greenwood
1477 W. Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
Celebration of Life
February 18, 2012
Community Church of Greenwood
1477 W. Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
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